Thursday, December 12, 2013

santa, baby.



i wanted to take some time during this Christmas season to highlight & reflect on a few Christmas songs & what Christmas really is. 

Santa, baby

Santa baby, just slip a Sable under the tree for me;
Been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a '54 convertible too, light blue;
I'll wait up for you, dear; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Think of all the fun I've missed;
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed;
Next year I could be just as good... if you check off my Christmas list

Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot;
Been an angel all year; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa honey, one little thing I really do need...
The deed... to a platinum mine, Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with the duplex and checks;
Sign your 'X' on the line, Santa cutie,
and hurry down the chimney tonight.

Come and trim my Christmas tree with some decorations bought at Tiffany;
I really do believe in you;
Let's see if you believe in me...

Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing... A ring...
I don't mean on the phone; Santa baby,
So hurry down the chimney tonight


i wanted to start with "Santa, baby" because i think it's a great (but sad) representation of us. i love the music in this song & i love singing along to it, but i don't like what it portrays. i think the song was originally written to be a tongue & cheek portrayal of Christmas, but it's become more of a reality of our society nowadays. lately, i've started to see this song as a reflection of my heart...our hearts.

i chose to highlight this song not only to reflect on the materialism of Christmas, but because i feel like we treat God like santa a lot. most of the time i catch myself praying by simply asking for things & sounding just like this song. granted, i don't pray for convertibles & yachts too often, but i ask God for selfish things. i ask Him to keep me & my family healthy and safe, i ask Him to give me His peace, i ask Him to guide my heart & mind. yet i don't thank Him often enough for all of the things He does for me. i don't reflect on who He is and just sit in awe of His presence. i don't shout praises out to Him. i think we can get into a habit of our prayers being only requests, and not praise. when it really should be both. certainly He wants us to ask things of Him, yet what He really wants is our hearts.

i also find that i ask God to hurry a lot. in my human perspective, i think time is running out & i ask the God who holds the universe in His hands to hurry. yet, God's timing is way better than mine & i can learn so much in times of waiting. & i wonder what is it that makes me think i need to hurry so much? is it our culture? is it my sinful heart? how much do i miss because i'm in too big of a hurry? how much of Jesus am i missing this holiday season because i'm too busy with everything around me?

in this Christmas season, is my heart longing for presents or His presence?


3 comments:

  1. the struggle is SO real! :) i'm one of those very unpopular people that doesn't really fancy the idea of Santa for my kids simply because i think it's way too easy for kids to get caught up in that! (that's a whole other post of it's own though!)

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  2. I adore this! I remember as a child trying to connect Santa to Jesus somehow and ALWAYS being confused about the two… Then I realized, Santa is the opposite of what Jesus is to Christmas (which is okay, but useful to know). Though I love both men and the things they add to the season (I'm not going to lie and say that Santa's gifts aren't fun to have), Jesus' gift is so, so vital and hope-filled and lovely.

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  3. thank you for sharing, Amber! :) yes, Santa's gifts can be so much fun! but it's so important to focus on Jesus and realize His gift is the best of all! :)

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